*Loan period for certain items may be shorter than 3 days.
RIT students, faculty, staff, and alumni may borrow library materials by presenting a current RIT ID at the Library Services Desk at the time of checkout. Two forms of ID are required to borrow a laptop.
Fines for hourly loan items are assessed after a brief grace period, then continue to accumulate at the rates above.
If you have a fines balance of $5 or more, your borrowing privileges are suspended until the fines are paid.
* For regular circulating materials. Reserves, multimedia, and some other materials have shorter loan periods.
** See the Recall Policy for further clarification of the renewal policy.
If a patron requests a book that is currently checked out, the original borrower receives an email with a revised due date. Patrons are always guaranteed a three-week checkout. Once the initial three weeks are passed, books can be recalled. If a book is recalled you must return it by the due date to avoid recall fines of $1 per day.
Fines totaling more than $5 will suspend your borrowing privileges. Failure to return library books will cause a registrar block to be placed on your student account. This will prevent you from registering for classes.
If you have any more questions about fines, please stop by the Library Services Desk or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Books can be renewed as long as another user has not requested use of that material. Items can be renewed online in My Library Account, in person at the Library Services Desk, or by phone at (585) 475-2562.
Times when we are not able to process a renewal request:
The item has been requested by another patron
You are not currently registered for courses
You are not currently employed by RIT (Faculty/Staff)
The primary cardholder is no longer affiliated with RIT (Family borrowers/Linked accounts)
You have fines totalling more than $5 on your library account
If a patron requests a book that is currently checked out, the original borrower receives an email with a revised due date. Patrons are always guaranteed a three-week checkout. Once the initial three weeks are passed, books can be recalled. Overdue recalled books accrue fines of $1 per day.